Factbox: Timeline of incidents in Jussie Smollett's alleged attack

Reuters News - 11 hours 45 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett of TV's "Empire" staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself as a publicity stunt because he was dissatisfied with his salary, Chicago police said on Thursday.
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Weak economic data, healthcare shares pull Wall St. lower

Reuters News - 11 hours 47 min ago
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, following a recent run of gains, pressured by weak economic data and a drop in healthcare shares, while investors kept a close watch on U.S.-China trade talks.
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Fans 'save' red squirrels for BTS star

BBC News - 12 hours 5 sec ago
Scottish wildlife has been adopted in K-pop star J-Hope's name after he asked for birthday donations.
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Philadelphia sues seven big banks, alleges municipal bond collusion

Reuters News - 12 hours 6 min ago
The city of Philadelphia has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing seven major banks of conspiring to inflate interest rates for a type of bond used by cities, towns and other public entities, costing them potentially billions of dollars.
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Cubans expected to voice unprecedented opposition in constitutional vote

Reuters News - 12 hours 29 min ago
For the first time since the 1959 Revolution, Cuban voters on Sunday may express significant dissent, when they go to the polls to ratify a new constitution that institutes modest economic changes while maintaining the one-party system.
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Explainer: What is old and new in Cuba's proposed constitution

Reuters News - 12 hours 31 min ago
Cubans go to the polls Sunday to ratify a Communist Party-proposed overhaul of the island’s 1976 Magna Carta.
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Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

Reuters News - 12 hours 40 min ago
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.
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Not there yet but closer: Britain and EU haggling over Brexit compromise

Reuters News - 12 hours 47 min ago
Britain and the European Union on Thursday played down the chances clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were moving closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over the British parliament.
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Explainer: Britain's next Brexit flashpoint: What happens in parliament on Feb. 26-27?

Reuters News - 12 hours 48 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another trial by parliament next week when she must tell lawmakers what progress she has made in talks with the European Union, as patience in her party wears thin and the risk of a disorderly Brexit rises.
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Actor Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was unhappy with salary: police

Reuters News - 12 hours 50 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday.
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U.S. says not discussing removal of troops from Korean peninsula with North

Reuters News - 12 hours 52 min ago
The United States is not discussing with North Korea the possibility of removing U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula and is unsure whether Pyongyang has decided to fully denuclearize, senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday.
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Charity says 24 Polish bishops covered up sex abuses of minors

Reuters News - 13 hours 5 min ago
A Polish charity helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests accused 24 bishops on Thursday of concealing perpetrators of sexual molestation of minors.
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U..S can quickly recover lost farm trade to China once deal clinched: Ag Secy

Reuters News - 13 hours 8 min ago
The United States will be able to quickly recover lost markets for U.S. farm products to China once Washington and Beijing clinch a trade deal, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.
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Wall Street dragged down by healthcare stocks, weak economic data

Reuters News - 13 hours 18 min ago
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, pressured by weak economic data and a drop in healthcare shares led by Johnson & Johnson, with investors keeping a close watch on U.S.-China trade talks.
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Huawei plan to fix British security fears due in H1 this year: executive

Reuters News - 13 hours 22 min ago
Huawei will present a plan to address British security concerns about its equipment by the end of the first half of this year, a senior company executive said on Thursday, following criticism the Chinese firm has not moved fast enough to fix the issues.
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Russia charges top U.S. investor Michael Calvey with fraud

Reuters News - 13 hours 47 min ago
Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top U.S. investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him.
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Russian wealth fund calls for detained U.S. investor to be freed from jail

Reuters News - 13 hours 47 min ago
The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund has appealed to a court in Moscow to move U.S. investor Michael Calvey and several other detained executives of the Baring Vostok private equity group to house arrest, the fund said on Thursday.
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Corbyn says PM May must seek customs union with EU to unlock Brexit

Reuters News - 13 hours 55 min ago
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday Prime Minister Theresa May must change her strategy and seek a close alliance with the European Union after Brexit to avert the dangerous prospect of an abrupt split.
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Nike shares slip, faces Twitter storm after sneaker fail

Reuters News - 13 hours 57 min ago
Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina.
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Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

Reuters News - 14 hours 14 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G wireless communications networks, saying they were lagging and at risk of being left behind other countries' efforts.
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